Teen shearing champ dies

Shaylyn Te Huia, 16, died unexpectedly in Te Kuiti on Monday.

2:33 PM  Shearing community in shock after an up and coming champion dies unexpectedly.

Price rises predicted

Prices for beef and sheep are predicted to rise in April.

Sheepmeat and beef prices are predicted to rise in April.

Guardians of the land

Supreme winners of 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Award are, from left, William Akers, Laura Oughton, Judy Akers and Hugh Akers.

Heritage is important to the family at Broadlands Station which recently won an environment award.

Report calls for overhaul

Columnist Pattrick Smellie

OPINION: When it comes to arguments over how to structure NZ agriculture, it seems there's nothing new under the sun.

'Dairying fouling rivers'

The Age - GENERIC - 3 June 2008 - Dairy cows wait their turn to enter the milking machine for their afternoon milking session on a dairy farm in the Yarra Valley. Picture by Paul Rovere

Nutrient leaching into the Waitaki rivers from Mackenzie dairying is imminent, according to expert.

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opinion

Lively debate part of process

The Age - GENERIC - 3 June 2008 - Dairy cows wait their turn to enter the milking machine for their afternoon milking session on a dairy farm in the Yarra Valley. Picture by Paul Rovere

OPINION: Finger pointed at the Greens for misinterpretations and misrepresentations about dairy conversions in the Waikato.

Report calls for overhaul of red meat industry

OPINION: When it comes to arguments over how to structure New Zealand agriculture, it seems there's nothing new under the sun.

Guns are well ahead of butter in US

Analysing wine's cash harvest

Fieldays

Wood chips and sales fly at field days video

A family affair: Shane Jordan strikes the last blow into his wood as his brother Jack walks off finished.

The sun came out and so did the crowds as the Central Districts Field Days celebrated all things rural.

Companies chasing overseas investment

Kiwi agri-tech companies showcase their wares in a bid to get investors to bankroll them into export operations.

Kaylah Harris in her Fendt 818 was the winner of the tractor pull at the Central District Field Days.

Girl shows blokes in a tractor pull

Kaylah Harris has shown the blokes that tractors aren't just big boys' toys in winning the tractor pull competition at the Central Districts Field Days.

dairy

EU dairy quotas to end

Milk

European milk quotas about to end giving farmers there a better chance to benefit from world demand.

'Please explain' follows dairy shock video

Fonterra has been accused of shell-shocking farmers with a 5 cents drop in its forecast dividend payment.

The Age - GENERIC - 3 June 2008 - Dairy cows wait their turn to enter the milking machine for their afternoon milking session on a dairy farm in the Yarra Valley. Picture by Paul Rovere

'Dairying fouling rivers'

Nutrient leaching into the Waitaki rivers from Mackenzie dairying is imminent, according to expert.

advice

Farmer outlines the path up

Sheep and beef farmer Doug Avery on his Marlborough farm.

Working harder isn't always working smarter.

Dealing with heat stress in horses

Nutrition is an important factor in how horses cope with heat.

Fodder beet.

Caution still needed in fodder beet feeding

Stock will continue to die if they are not properly transitioned on to fodder beet, an animal health expert has warned.

aquaculture

Swimming with the export tide

Top fish: NZ King Salmon's Ora King product is considered a world leader.

One of New Zealand's most exclusive food products, King Salmon, is making an impact in the US.

Bump won't slow mussel shucker

A Marlborough woman has retained the title of world's fastest mussel shucker, despite expecting a baby any day.

Emerald jewels: Green-lipped mussels are indigenous to New Zealand.

Green-lipped bounty all ours

OPINION: If New Zealand is to double agri-food exports by 2025 then we are going to need some lateral thinking.

beef

Sheep and beef prices tipped to rise

Prices for beef and sheep are predicted to rise in April.

Sheepmeat and beef prices are predicted to rise in April.

New Zealand signs free trade deal with South Korea

NZ signs free trade deal with South Korea and beef and dairy industries to be biggest beneficiaries.

Supreme winners of 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Award are, from left, William Akers, Laura Oughton, Judy Akers and Hugh Akers.

Guardians of the land - a family tradition

Heritage is important to the family at Broadlands Station which recently won an environment award.

Sheep

Teen shearing champ dies

Shaylyn Te Huia, 16, died unexpectedly in Te Kuiti on Monday.

2:33 PM  The shearing community is in shock after an up and coming champion and member of a stalwart shearing family died unexpectedly.

Sheep and beef prices tipped to rise

Sheepmeat and beef prices are predicted to rise in April.

Wool, Invercargill

Cavalier's wool takeover approved

Competition to substantially lessen but Cavalier Wool Holdings gets approval to buy NZ Wool Services International.

cropping

Praying for good news

Women from Vanuatu at the Motueka Sunday market. From left, Annie Rueben,
Ariane Kalsrap, Anika John and Renee Jack.

Nelson's orchard workers from Vanuatu face an anxious wait for news after Cyclone Pam devastated the island nation.

Kiwifruit on the rebound

ZespriI chief executive Lain Jager is in no doubt about the benefits of the kiwifruit single seller model.

Picking apples at Levels are Hong Kong bank worker Aloha Ngai, top, and merchandiser Kelly Kwan. The pair are taking a working holiday in New Zealand.

Dry produces good quality apples

Dry weather is providing a helping hand to a local orchard months after hail wrecked up to half its crop.

agribusiness

Boer goats 'just perfect' for busy professionals

Boer goat judges Lynn Wickenden and Marlene Andrew, from Tallong in New South Wales, cast a breeder's eye over a couple of does entered in the Upper Clutha A&P Show in Wanaka.

Boer goats touted as the ideal class of livestock to farm for busy professionals.

Contractors focus on quality

When Craig Mill and Barbara Mortensen started their own contracting business in 2008, the only thing on their minds was to be a cut above the rest.

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Artificial milk and beef on horizon

Would you buy artificial milk or beef if the price was right?

Discovery

Better deer health can lift profits

Deer

Big savings are ahead for deer farmers who introduce customised animal health plans.

Eczema fight lessons learned

Beef cattle are affected by facial eczema. It affects their liveweight gains, which ultimately hits farmers in the back pocket.

Farmers hear from Scottish precision farming expert Jim Wilson at a field day on 2013 Ballance farm environment supreme award winners Craige and Roz Mackenzie's property near Methven in Mid Canterbury.

Precision tools help

Adopting precision agriculture tools and techniques can save arable farmers thousands as well as boosting yields, a visiting expert.

rural women

West Coast dairy farmer wins big

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Federated Farmers West Coast president Katie Milne has been named Dairy Woman of the Year.

Dairy Woman of the Year award winner Katie Milne is preparing to rub shoulders with some of the best minds in business.

Dairy women's conference shaping up as 'best yet'

With a dynamic line-up of first-class speakers, the 2015 Dairy Women's Network conference promises to be "incredible."

Federated Farmers West Coast president Katie Milne has been named Dairy Woman of the Year.

Dairy awards winners named

Katie Milne is New Zealand's Dairy Woman of the Year.

Video

C'mon bosses, give fans a break

Bosses should be willing to cut their staff a little slack come Monday morning, Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce says.

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